RAIDERS Goss, Angus R

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Goss
  • FORENAME
Angus R.
  • UNIT
1 Raider Bn
  • RANK
Gunnery Sergeant
  • NUMBER
019299​
  • DATE OF DEATH
20th July 1943
  • AGE
33​
  • GRAVESITE
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot D, Row 10, Grave 189
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 08.01.1910, Tampa, Florida, USA
father Jabez Jabe Smith Goss (1872-1937)
mother Adleine Goss (1877-1943)
attended Hillsborough High School
1930 enlisted
awards Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (UK)
 
Date of death
20-Jul-1943
Award
https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/goss-angus-r.29732/
Citation
Navy Cross : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Gunnery Sergeant Angus R. Goss (MCSN: 19299), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with a detachment of the FIRST Marine Raider Battalion in action against enemy Japanese forces at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, on 10 August 1942. Although severely wounded by the explosion of a grenade thrown by the enemy, gunnery Sergeant Goss, in the face of machine-gun and rifle fire, charged into the cave where a hostile machine gun and snipers were entrenched and, single-handed, destroyed the Japanese with a sub-machine gun. His indomitable fighting spirit and extreme courage undoubtedly saved the lives of other members of his detachment and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Web Links
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/8336
https://marineraiderassociation.org/goss-angus-r/
https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=43836
Find A Grave
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56775782/angus-r-goss
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